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Trust Funding Lead - Fixed term Contract until July 2022

Employer
Amnesty International UK
Location
EC2A 3EA, London (Greater)
Salary
£37,215 annually, inclusive of London weighting
Closing date
23 Jun 2021

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Function
Fundraising, Trusts & Foundations
Sector
Human Rights
Hours
Full Time
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Job Details

Amnesty International UK wants to inspire and mobilise more people with its message of freedom, justice and equality. To do this, we are seeking a Trust Funding Lead who will secure and manage significant levels of income from UK-based trusts and foundations for Amnesty International’s work, both in the UK and globally

About the role

You will research, identify and develop a pipeline of new funding opportunities that correspond to the funding needs prioritised within the Major Gifts Fundraising Plan.

You will cultivate and consolidate robust relationships with the trusts and foundations in your portfolio as well as with colleagues across the organisation and wider international movement in order to draft compelling funding proposals and accurate reports including complex financial information.

You will ensure the effective and efficient management of income and update relevant organisational and team databases and systems when necessary.

You will stay abreast of developments and trends within the sector including regulatory and legal requirements that are relevant to your role, in order to carry out your responsibilities to the best of your ability.

About you

You will have considerable experience of successfully securing and/or managing grants from a broad range of trusts and foundations for large-scale programmes of work with five-six figure budgets.

You will have the ability to use your excellent communication skills to prepare compelling funding proposals and accurate reports for donors, including complex financial information.

Your accomplished interpersonal skills will enable you to develop strong relationships across the team, organisation and movement in order to facilitate your work.

Your strong organisational skills will enable you to manage and prioritise a demanding workload and to work to tight and sometimes conflicting deadlines.

Do you want to use your skills, knowledge and experience to change the world? If your answer is yes, then we would encourage you to apply.
 

About us

Our aim is simple: an end to human rights abuses. Independent, international and influential, we campaign for justice, fairness, freedom and truth wherever they are denied. Already our network of over seven million people is making a difference in almost every country in the world. Whether we are applying pressure through powerful research or direct lobbying, mass demonstrations or online campaigning, we are all inspired by hope for a better world. One where human rights are enjoyed by all.

We are dedicated to being an inclusive employer and offer the following benefits:

  • 35 days annual leave (including bank holidays) moving to 37 after 5 years of service
  • Generous pension where 2-5% employee contribution is matched at 6-9% by AIUK
  • 6 months full pay enhanced maternity / adoption / shared parental
  • Life Assurance of 4 times annual salary
  • Opportunities to volunteer at major events
  • Flexible working wherever possible
  • Interest free Travel / Bike / Computer loans
  • Range of wellbeing and social activities

Amnesty International UK puts equity, diversity, and inclusion at the core of our values. We want to be an organisation that tackles structural discrimination and prejudice, and we are committed to becoming an actively anti-racist organisation. Part of this commitment means we are looking to increase diversity in our organisation. We therefore welcome applications from communities across the UK and particularly encourage applications from people of colour, those identifying as trans or non-binary and disabled folk as they are underrepresented at the organisation.

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For further details about the role please see the job description and person specification on the AIUK website. To apply, please complete an application form in word or pdf format before midday on 23 June 2021. The vacancy may be removed from job boards and our website early if it receives an overwhelming amount of applications so please download the documents and make a note of the deadline.

Applications are anonymised before they are seen by the hiring panel. Please do not send CV’s or covers letters and ensure all information to be considered is included in the application form.

Interviews will be held on 6 July 2021.

Please note that unfortunately we cannot provide visa sponsorship, and to be considered for this role, candidates must be able to provide proof of their eligibility to work in the UK.

Company

Amnesty International UK (AUIK) is part of a worldwide movement working to promote respect for human rights, as set out in 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Amnesty in the UK is headquartered in London but also has offices in Edinburgh and Belfast. A membership organisation, Amnesty International UK has around 170 employees across its three locations and 207,000 supporters and members.

Amnesty was founded in England in 1961 by barrister Peter Benenson. It now has an estimated seven million members, supporters and activists in more than 150 countries. In the UK, Amnesty is actually two legal entities - Amnesty International United Kingdom Section, a limited company which undertakes campaigning work in the UK, and Amnesty International UK Section Charitable Trust, a registered charity which funds some of the projects undertaken in the UK and globally. These two organisations form Amnesty International UK, one of 68 national entities in the Amnesty International movement.

Amnesty’s mission is to undertake research and action aimed at exposing, preventing and ending grave abuses of human rights. It concentrates on ending abuses of the rights to physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience and expression and freedom from discrimination.

Supporters are integral to Amnesty’s work in standing up for people whose rights are abused. This work involves helping to release prisoners, change discriminatory laws, compensate victims of abuse and provide moral support. Two main methods are used. Supporters receive Urgent Action appeals from around the world. This could be to stop an imminent execution or protect prisoners from torture. In 2015, the 10,000 supporters in AUIK’s Urgent Action Network took action in 629 cases, by for example, sending a letter, email or text.

In 2015, UK supporters also took action in 96 long-term cases. Human Rights issues here included enforced disappearance, torture and restrictions on freedom of expression.

Amnesty also promotes awareness of human rights through means such as public events, fundraising activities and multimedia outreach. In 2015, AUIK demanded protection from torture for people in state custody, opposed proposed repeal of the Human Rights Act in Britain and pressured the UK government to meet its responsibilities to Syrian refugees.

Amnesty in the UK has around 170 employees and has received a number of commendations for its treatment of staff. The organisation has received an outstanding 1 star status from the Best Companies accreditation scheme for high levels of workplace engagement. In 2011, AUIK was a finalist in the Best Employer Category in the Third Sector Excellence Awards. And AUIK was voted by students the most popular graduate employer in the charity and not for profit sector in a 2014 Guardian newspaper survey.

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Telephone
020 7033 1777
Location
Amnesty International UK
Human Rights Action Centre,
London
EC2A 3EA
GB
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